Make Distressed Alphabet Art

Jessica enlisted the help of her darling children to make this delightful distressed art. The way she gathered the letters is so clever and so elementary, you’ll wish you had thought of it first! Here’s what we’ll need to make one for ourselves:

  • one or more digital cameras if you’d like to make the project a family affair
  • photo editing software
  • gel medium (Jessica used Golden Gel Medium)
  • a sponge brush
  • a canvas (Jessica’s was 11″ x 14″)
  • a spray bottle of water

Now head on over to Oh So Happy Together to see the rest of the details, including a link to a tutorial where Jessica used the same technique for portraits. Continue Reading

The Letters Bookshelf.

letters bookshelf Letters Bookshelf by Pieter de Leeuw2009 has seen plenty of typography inspired design, from vintage sign lettering to bold alphabets in prints and wall decals. So, it certainly makes sense to take the trend full circle, and use letters to support literature, the very records of language. Designed by recent industrial design graduate Pieter de Leeuw,  the letters are made from expanded polystyrene and coated for wear and tear. A remake should be easy enough, provided you can get your hands on the right materials and support it well. Continue Reading